Ninth Circuit Continues its “Judicial Hostility” to Arbitration in Trio of Rulings

9thCirDespite its past losses in the U.S. Supreme Court, the plaintiffs’ bar’s crusade against individualized arbitration marches on. In the past year, powerful allies in federal agencies, such as the National Labor Relations Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as well as friendly media outlets like the New York Times, have helped to advance the backward notion that arbitration is anti-consumer. Federal and state courts in California— trial lawyers’ favorite state—continue to be sympathetic to this anti-consumer argument, as evidenced by the decisions a trilogy of cases recently decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit: Sakkab v. Luxottica Retail North America, Inc., Hopkins v. BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Co., and Sierra v. Oakley Sales Corp. Continue reading “Ninth Circuit Continues its “Judicial Hostility” to Arbitration in Trio of Rulings”